Has Judge Gorsuch Ever Said...
Who never said the following?
"An unborn child has a right to life."
If you said Justice Roberts, you're right!
If you said Justice Alito, you're right!
If you said Justice Thomas, you're right!
If you said Justice Souter, you're right!
If you said Justice Kennedy, you're right!
If you said Justice Scalia, you're right!
If you said Justice O'Connor, you're right!
If you said Judge Gorsuch, you're right!
For decades, National Right To Life and the pro-life industry has cheered each Supreme Court Justice, who was eventually confirmed, who had been nominated by Ronald Reagan, George H.W., and George W. Bush! Yet every one of those judges reject that the unborn child has a right to life.
Central Holding: The late Notre Dame law professor, pro-life Charles Rice, taught (see youtu.be/r4esSBgE10Y) that every one of the Republican justices since 1973 have accepted the central holding of Roe v. Wade that the unborn child does not have a right to life.
Pro-choice Republican Justices: Those Justices are Sandra Day O'Connor (1981), Antonin Scalia (1986), Anthony Kennedy (1988), David Souter (1990), Clarence Thomas (1991), John Roberts (2005), and Samuel Alito (2006). They even cheered the nomination of Robert Bork (1987), whose book, Slouching Toward Gomorrah, illustrates the absurdity of the pro-lifers supporting his nomination by Ronald Reagan and Planned Parenthood opposing it, even though as a federal judge he himself was not opposed abortion.
Why? By the time George W. Bush left the White House, Republican presidents had nominated 7 of 9 of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices and about 60% of the entire federal judiciary. And the judiciary was and remains overwhelmingly pro-abortion. So then, why do "pro-lifers" cheer every cycle when such similar Republican judges are nominated? It's for the same reason they never remind you that Roe v. Wade was written by Republican Justice Blackmun and passed with the votes of five Republican Justices. And it's for the same reason that they never remind you that George W. Bush gave Planned Parenthood two billion dollars, a billion more than Bill Clinton was able to give them in his eight years, even though for four years Bush had a historic trifecta: Republican control of the Executive, Legislative, and the Judicial branches, that is, of course of the White House, of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and of the Supreme Court. The pro-life industry is consumed by their lust to beat the Democrats which blinds them to the truth that their own "Republican pro-life judges" have kept abortion "legal" nationally since 1973.
The Two Questions: Here are the two questions that National RTL doesn't want asked or answered, even though without this, all other information about Judge Neil Gorsuch is irrelevant. If this information is withheld, those against abortion should withhold their support of this nomination.
First, at what point do we acquire our right to life?
Second, Judge Gorsuch, you've said that judges should ignore their personal values and instead follow the constitution and the law. Legally, historically, morally, what are the limits to that principle? (Please take into account Dred Scott and German judges.) That is, when should judges ignore the law, and instead, do what is right?
Remember this, from ARTL, almost a decade ago. "American Right To Life is offering $10,000 to National RTL," said the group's president Leslie Hanks, "if they can name a single justice on the current U.S. Supreme Court who has ever stated, in an interview or a ruling or even a dissent, that the unborn child has a right to life. The point is that after decades of NRTL’s compromise strategy, there is not a single justice on the court who acknowledges the child’s right to life."
"In 1981, after president Ronald Reagan agreed he would sign federal personhood legislation for the unborn, National Right to Life and their longtime attorney James Bopp actually opposed that effort claiming they supported a states' rights approach," says the group's site AmericanRTL.org. "A quarter century later notice that NRTL and Bopp have long opposed all state personhood efforts."
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